Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I'm Alive!!

Before I headed out to knitting group tonight, I just wanted to say hi to all of you...my wonderful friends...and thank you so much for all your well wishes...it's so nice to open up my email and see such kind comments : )

I'm FINALLY better. I had a double ear infection, sinus infection and, because of my migraine meds and infections combined, had very high blood pressure. And I'd no idea! I'm finally off all meds and now only taking a very low dose of hbp pills until everything is "normal" again. My head is feeling sooo much better and it was so funny because I felt like dancing around today. Woo-hoo!

I was able to go back to the gym (never thought I'd be happy for that!) and today was also Ben's first day back to school after being so sick himself. He was even able to wear the new mittens I knit for him. His teacher and friends loved them!

Check these out: (well...this one anyway)



Pattern: Morehouse Merino Critter Kit "Lobster Claw Mitts" for kids
Yarn: 1 skein of Morehouse Merino 3 ply in red
Needle: Knit Picks size 5 32" circ and extra bamboo dpns
Fun Level: A (So quick, so fun, loved this yarn and the mitts are soo warm!)

Ben was wearing just one of these the other day and looked so sleepy and cute....



One more belated FO:



Pattern: Bea Ellis "Moose Hat"...scroll down for patern.
Yarn: 1 skein of each color of Dalegarn Heilo and 1 skein of Mandarin cotton
Needles: Knit Picks size 3 and 5 16" circs
Fun Level: B (Very interesting knit, really liked this yarn, though I think I let my carries go a bit long...5 stitches, instead of 3 or 4.)

This hat is for my father-in-law...as a very belated birthday gift. He lives in TX, but when he comes here, he needs an extra warm hat..and, man, this hat will be VERY warm. Hope he likes it!

Now...onto the bigger stuff....

Number 1: Yes, I am VERY behind in adding the Amanda Hats to the gallery. I have about 15 hat pics all ready, sized and labled to go in. I will be adding them tomorrow and asking Amanda to pick her choice on Friday, instead of on her birthday tomorrow (Happy Birthday, Blogless Amanda!!).

Number 2: Remember that there will be 3 prizes plus a special prize for Caroline for knitting the MOST Amanda Hats...8! The other prizes will be for the:

-Best Amanda Hat knit in malabrigo yarn.

-Best Amanda Hat knit in a non-malabrigo yarn.

-Best and most original photo of the Amanda Hat.

Good luck to everyone and I'll let you know after Spa who the winners are...though it will probably be the last day of Feb before everything gets figured out, blogged and such. I'm so excited!!

Will try to blog before I leave for Spa on Friday, but I may not have time to. So, if I don't....I'll miss you!!! I can't wait to SPIN!!!!

9 comments:

Julie said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better (I'm especially glad that you got it all out of your system before SPA)! Can't wait to see you :-)

cayli said...

Glad to here that you are feeling better so you can have fun on your trip! Enjoy!

yarnophiliac said...

hey lady! great seeing you last night! should I e-mail you my hat pic, or do want to just hi-jack it from the blog? I can't WAIT for tomorrow!!

Heide said...

Hooray for antibiotics. It's nice to know that you're back among the living. Ben's lobster mittens are adorable.

Amy O' said...

So happy you're feeling better - hope to bump into you over the weekend!

Gigi said...

OMG those mittens are too precious. How many times have you been pinched by the claws? LOL

So glad you are better in time for SPA!

Anonymous said...

i'd just like to say, for a 34 year old mom, you are extremely pretty. And im a 19 year old guy haha.

Good hat, my sister makes them like that.

SleepyEyes said...

To Anonymous, if you were being serious and this was not some sort of horrid, spam-ish joke, you've totally made my day. My year. Thanks!

Ian said...

I say you're pretty and you roll your eyes and ask what I want. Some 19 year old guy says you're pretty and it makes your year! WTF?